Jimmer Fredette is playing in a new league this year, and while the surroundings are different and the competition better than in the Chinese Basketball Association he played in the past few seasons, the Glens Falls native continues to do what he always has on a basketball court. Score the ball.
Jimmer, playing for Panthinaikos in the EuroLeague, led his team to a 108-86 win over Aris this past weekend scoring 21 points on 4 of 5 shooting from the floor, including 4 of 4 from deep, and 9 of 10 from the free throw line.
In five games this year the former BYU All-American is averaging 18.4 points, shooting 62% from the floor, 73.9% from behind the arc and 86.4% from the line with 3.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 20:27 of playing time.
Watching a few highlights, obviously Jimmer’s shooting lights out from distance but is also getting into the paint and finishing at a high percentage. His offensive efficiency is remarkable scoring nearly a point per minute on only nine field goal attempts per contest.
New league, same results. Jimmer off the drive, or the pullup, continues to get buckets.